The Supreme Court's appalling decision in Citizens United v. FEC has prompted a corporation to take "'democracy's next step':  It is running for Congress," a New York Times blog reported on Tuesday.[1] ...


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CORPORATION SAYS IT WILL RUN FOR CONGRESS

By Catherine Rampell

New York Times

February 2, 2010

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/corporation-says-it-will-run-for-congress/


Following the Supreme Court decision implicitly granting corporations the right to free speech (by determining that political spending is a kind of speech), a corporation has decided to take what it believes to be “democracy’s next step”:  It is running for Congress.

With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Here is the company’s first “campaign” ad.